Supervisor explains reassessment in Palmyra
We get closer to spring as each day passes and most everyone I talk to says they are ready for warmer weather.
This time of year there are several Fire Department Banquets celebrating another year of service. The banquets are fun to attend and it is an honor to participate in the recognition of the “best of the best”. We all understand the commitment to these services is an ongoing obligation of time for training and response. Once again I would like to express the Towns gratitude to the volunteers that spend endless hours providing fire protection and rescue services to there fellow residents. Please thank any volunteer you know for their service to all of us.
The Town of Palmyra has just done their reassessment of real property value. All town and village properties were reviewed. New York state requires all towns be assessed at 100 percent of market value. In order to maintain that value, the State has the assessors submit plans for the next six years that describes how they are going to maintain this value on a yearly schedule. It is called the Cyclical Plan. In this plan there must be at least one year where all properties are physically reviewed and individually reappraised. The last time there was a town-wide reassessment done in Palmyra was for the 2008 assessment roll, six years ago, therefore it was time for this town-wide reassessment. This is an assessment of your property and has an impact on our annual tax levy through the equalization process. If you have any questions about your current assessment please contacts our assessor’s office. The budget process which establishes our tax rate and levy can be explained by any of your council members.
At our February Town Board Meeting we unanimously passed a resolution that apposed the Governor’s NY SAFE Act of 2013. A letter with the resolution attached was sent to the Governor’s office with the following instructions: “Please add the Town Board of the Town of Palmyra, County of Wayne, to your growing list of those opposed to the NY SAFE ACT. Please let us know by return mail or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org that you received this letter with resolution, and what your views are on this matter.” We will see if we get any reply or response from the Governor in regards to the request. The Town Board was firm in their opposition to the disregard to your Second Amendment Rights. If you would like any information on the most current actions being carried out in opposition of this law go to SCOPE.com website. We also passed a very comprehensive resolution at the Wayne County Board of Supervisors meeting that gives details as to the fact that the law not only infringes on our Second Amendment Rights, it is also one more “unfunded mandate” driven by New York State. The town and county resolutions can be viewed in the minutes of each offices website.
Page 2 of 2 - As we notice the days getting longer, Easter getting closer, and spring plants poking up, we know spring is just around the corner.